For Immediate Release: Dec. 17, 2018
Contact: Marie Cheek, Community Relations for Culture & Heritage Museums
McCelvey Center welcomes 2019 Grammy Award nominees – The Travelin’ McCourys
YORK, S.C. – The McCelvey Center rings in the Southern Sound Series’ New Year on Jan. 12 with the Travelin’ McCourys. With bluegrass in their DNA, brothers Ronnie and Rob McCoury push the genre forward in the tradition of their legendary father, Del McCoury. Fiddler Jason Carter, bassist Alan Bartram, and guitarist Cody Kilby joined the brothers in 2009 to form the Travelin’ McCourys. Each member is an International Bluegrass Music Association award-winning musician; Ronnie was awarded IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year for eight years in a row. The Travelin’ McCourys were awarded Instrumental Group of the Year in 2018 by IBMA. The band’s self-titled debut album, released in May 2018, has a Grammy Award nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of 2019.
The 2019 Southern Sound Series is presented by Rock Hill Coca-Cola and supported by stage sponsor Founders Federal Credit Union. New for the 2019 Southern Sound Series is “Vittles & Fiddles,” a pre-show affair. Featuring a food truck and live music, Vittles & Fiddles is a time to catch up with friends, listen to live music and enjoy a meal outdoors on the McCelvey lawn. Beginning two hours before show time, food will be available for purchase for concert-goers and non-concert-goers alike. Rock Hill musicians Mike Faulkenberry and Chase Killough will be entertaining for Vittles & Fiddles on Jan. 12.
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The McCelvey Center is located at 212 E. Jefferson St., York, S.C. 29745
The Travelin’ McCourys – Jan. 12, 2019
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Vittles & Fiddles begins at 5:30 p.m. on day of concert
Southern Sound Series tickets are available online at http://www.chmuseums.org/southernsoundseries/
About the McCelvey Center:
The McCelvey Center is the original site of the Yorkville Female Institute founded in 1852 and includes the 500-seat Lowry Family Theater. Noted for its remarkable acoustics, the historic theater has a lovely 1920s ambiance and hosts the annual Southern Sound Series. The McCelvey is a community venue managed by Culture and Heritage Museums of York County. CHM produces the annual Southern Sound Series; comprised of four concerts from January through April, the series is reserved seating only. Dedicated to providing the regional community with authentic contemporary performances, the Southern Sound Series showcases musical genres that are steeped in the multi-cultural origins of the Carolinas. The mission of the Lowry Family Theater is to present the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont through the performing arts while maintaining a quality venue for community enrichment. The theater and other facilities at the McCelvey Center are available for rental. For more information about Culture & Heritage Museums please visit http://chmuseums.org